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Gilpin, William Sawrey 1762-1843

Works: 4 works in 15 publications in 2 languages and 258 library holdings
Genres: Diaries 
Roles: Author
Classifications: SB471, 712
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Most widely held works about William Sawrey Gilpin
  • by Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain)( )
Most widely held works by William Sawrey Gilpin
Practical hints upon landscape gardening : with some remarks on domestic architecture as connected with scenery by William Sawrey Gilpin( Book )

12 editions published between 1832 and 2013 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Sawrey Gilpin (1761/2-1843), landscape painter and illustrator, later became a landscape gardener and writer. He set himself up as a drawing master in Paddington Green and also illustrated picturesque travel-writing. Between 1804 and 1806 he was the first president of the Society of Painters in Water Colours, and then the third drawing master at the Royal Military College in Marlow. After being discharged from this post, Gilpin became a successful landscape gardener and advisor to the nobility. His approach to landscape gardening was influenced by painting and Sir Uvedale Price's Essay on the Picturesque (1794). Gilpin's Hints, published in 1832, advocates that landscapes should be improved by the 'taste' of a painter's eye, and artificial buildings united with their surroundings. Like his landscape practice, this book was highly regarded by Gilpin's contemporaries for its emphasis on the picturesque, especially when landscape gardening centred upon the introduction of exotic plants
to Messrs. Cadell & Davies by William Sawrey Gilpin( )

1 edition published in 1801 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To his publishers regarding a new edition of his "first vol. of Germany."
Observations sur la rivière Wye by William Gilpin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Multiple languages and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.70 for Practical ... to 0.95 for Observatio ...)

Alternative Names
William Sawrey Gilpin

William Sawrey Gilpin‏ 1762-1843

William Sawrey Gilpin englischer Gartenarchitekt und Maler

William Sawrey Gilpin English artist, drawing master and landscape designer